Joseph Sorbara Discusses the Historical Perspective of Fly Fishing, Talks About its Origin and Growth

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Joseph Sorbara talks about the historical perspective of America’s favorite pastime, Fly Fishing in an article posted on his blog, this past week. The author also discusses the evolution of the sport into what it is today.


From the day Fly Fishing took birth to today, the activity has witnessed an amazing evolution.

Joseph Sorbara, the internet icon, has expressed his views on fly fishing. Publishing an article on his blog, he goes on to talk about the several different aspects that are related to this hobby. Discussing the best methodologies and spots of fishing in the United States, the article talks about the origin, the growth and the prevalence of fly fishing from 1946 to date.

Joseph Sorbara states that the history of fly fishing goes way back right till the midst of the 2nd century, where the Romans tried their way around the concept. Around the year 1946, the concept first surfaced amongst the fisherman of the United States through published historical works that talked about how Romans went about it. Using a six foot line and rod, Macedonian anglers brought the technique to introduction. The artificial flies were made of almost the same array of material that is used today, namely, wool, fur, hair etc.

As time progressed, the technique reached to various parts of the world and hence welcomed a variety of new innovations to it. The rods were made out of several different materials; same is the case with the fly. The game spread to England, where it became the hobby of the elites. Perhaps the areas that witnessed this more than anywhere were Maine and Vermont. Towards the end of the 20th century, the activity no longer remained an elitist’s hobby. With the creation of cheaper material, the middle class of the American society gained access to it and exercised it widely, states the article on Sorbara's blog.

“From the day Fly Fishing took birth to today, the activity has witnessed an amazing evolution,” said Joseph Sorbara in the article on the blog. The post came in after numerous requests were made to the author for something related to the history of the sport.

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